Lenten Pastoral Letter 2017: Be Reconciled to God
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, This coming Wednesday the Church celebrates Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and abstinence. This day
Now is the Time: Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday begins our journey through lent, which mirrors the journey detailed in the book of...
23rd February: Saint Polycarp
Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, was a disciple of St John. He wrote to the Philippians, exhorting them to mutual love and to hatred of...
Seek First the Kingdom: Reflection on the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“The Lord became my protector. / He brought me out to a place of freedom; / He saved me because He delighted in me” (This Sunday’s Entrance
"All Authority in Heaven and On Earth Has Been Given to Me" — 22nd February: The Feast of
On February 22nd the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The word “chair” in this context symbolizes authority, specifica
Perfect Like the Father: Reflection on the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
“But I’m better than him at least.” Or sometimes, “I know I’m not perfect, but at least I’m not that bad.” Both in our First Reading and in
The Heart of the Matter: Reflection on the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus tells us in this Sunday’s Gospel that He has not come to abolish the law but to “complete” them. The “Law,” in this case (and in most
The Light of the World: Reflection on the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus came into the world as light to banish the darkness of a broken world. As the disciples that we are, we are also called to be “the lig